Giant Hepatic Angiomyolipoma Mimicking Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Gokhan Gungor 1 * , Ertugrul Kayacetin 1, Murat Biyik 1, Orhan Ozbek 1, Ramazan Ucar 1, Fusun Baba 1, Ali Demir 1
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1 Selcuk University, Meram Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Turkey
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Abstract

Angiomyolipomas (AMLs) are a benign mesenchymal tumor that typically occurs in the kidney and very rare in the liver. Even though these tumors can be diagnosed with imaging tecniques, diagnosis mainly relies on pathological findings. Because AMLs can mimic other hepatic tumors such as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) on radiologic images due to some of the features. We presented a giant hepatic AML case which mimicing hepatocellular carcinoma in imaging techniques. We suspected from hepatocellular carcinoma according to radiologic images, but biopsy result was hepatic angiomyolipoma. There are potential risks such as spontaneous rupture and malignant transformation of these tumors. The effective therapy of hepatic AML is surgical resection.

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Article Type: Case Report

https://doi.org/10.15197/sabad.1.11.34

Eur J Gen Med, 2014 - Volume 11 Issue Supplement 1, pp. 58-60

Publication date: 08 Jan 2014

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